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* RuleOfCool: {{Invoked}}. Johnny's life decisions all boil down to the ones that look or sound the most ''badass''. In Johnny's mind, this firmly includes everything from TheEighties. However, his choices often makes him come across as TotallyRadical, such as using antiquated cultural references and outdated slang and naming his new karate school the garish "Eagle Fang".

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* RuleOfCool: {{Invoked}}. Johnny's life decisions all boil down to the ones that look or sound the most ''badass''. In Johnny's ''badass''(which in his mind, this firmly includes everything from TheEighties.TheEighties). However, his choices often makes him come across as TotallyRadical, such as using antiquated cultural references and outdated slang and naming his new karate school the garish "Eagle Fang".


* CassandraTruth: In season 3, he tells Hawk and the other Cobra Kai loyalists that Kreese only sees them as pawns and he doesn't actually give a shit about any of them. [[spoiler:By the finale, Hawk realizes he's right.]]

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* CassandraTruth: In season Season 3, he tells Hawk and the other Cobra Kai loyalists that Kreese only sees them as pawns and he doesn't actually give a shit about any of them. [[spoiler:By the finale, Hawk realizes he's right.]]



* GoodParents: Becomes this in season 3, [[spoiler:just not to Robby. He helps Miguel recover from his injury and supports him every step of the way. He becomes a great ParentalSubsitute to Miguel, but his relationship with Robby is still a mess, as he makes several critical blunders.]]

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* GoodParents: Becomes this in season Season 3, [[spoiler:just not to Robby. He helps Miguel recover from his injury and supports him every step of the way. He becomes a great ParentalSubsitute to Miguel, but his relationship with Robby is still a mess, as he makes several critical blunders.]]



** He even upgraded from a flip phone to an Android smartphone, although he is still frustrated with it due to his smartphone beeping unnecessary alerts (such as software updates and import contacts). He would later discard it by throwing it at the beach in season 2 finale.

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** He even upgraded from a flip phone to an Android smartphone, although he is still frustrated with it due to his smartphone beeping unnecessary alerts (such as software updates and import contacts). He would later discard it by throwing it at the beach in season Season 2 finale.



* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Definitely. Politically incorrect? One of the first things he does is make judgmental remarks about Miguel based on his ethnicity, and shamelessly uses {{Gendered Insult}}s against guys. Hero? When Kyler and his goons attack Miguel, he steps in and delivers a righteous ass-kicking. That being said, CharacterDevelopment kicks in and he corrects Kreese about Miguel's ethnicity in season 2; he's also a lot more open about letting female fighters join his team than he was in season 1.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Definitely. Politically incorrect? One of the first things he does is make judgmental remarks about Miguel based on his ethnicity, and shamelessly uses {{Gendered Insult}}s against guys. Hero? When Kyler and his goons attack Miguel, he steps in and delivers a righteous ass-kicking. That being said, CharacterDevelopment kicks in and he corrects Kreese about Miguel's ethnicity in season Season 2; he's also a lot more open about letting female fighters join his team than he was in season Season 1.



* UnreliableNarrator: Johnny tells Miguel his version of his first encounter with Daniel, painting himself the victim and Daniel the villain, conveniently leaving out the other details of the encounter. In season 3 when Miguel finally gets a chance to talk with Daniel, he fills in the blanks of what Johnny left out.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Johnny tells Miguel his version of his first encounter with Daniel, painting himself the victim and Daniel the villain, conveniently leaving out the other details of the encounter. In season Season 3 when Miguel finally gets a chance to talk with Daniel, he fills in the blanks of what Johnny left out.



* VitriolicBestBuds: [[PlayingWithATrope Played With.]] It's shown on multiple occasions that if he and Daniel could put their differences aside, they'd get along like a house on fire. However, a combination of PoorCommunicationKills and their interschool rivalry means that any moments of friendship end up being fleeting at best and they go back to being enemies. [[spoiler: They finally become this trope in earnest at the end of season 3, when they bury the hatchet and join forces to defeat Kreese together.]]

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* VitriolicBestBuds: [[PlayingWithATrope Played With.]] It's shown on multiple occasions that if he and Daniel could put their differences aside, they'd get along like a house on fire. However, a combination of PoorCommunicationKills and their interschool rivalry means that any moments of friendship end up being fleeting at best and they go back to being enemies. [[spoiler: They finally become this trope in earnest at the end of season Season 3, when they bury the hatchet and join forces to defeat Kreese together.]]

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* GrumpyBear: He starts off being an abrasive and bitter curmudgeon who was a JadedWashout envious of Daniel's success and living in squalor but later becomes a more easygoing and likable person thanks to Miguel.
* HairTriggerTemper: Prone to anger and violence, Johnny is highly aggressive when he feels provoked especially with Daniel and Kreese.

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* {{Manchild}}: Since he's stuck in his past, he's often like a naïve and impulsive child in modern times with NoSocialSkills and is oblivious in most situations which often gets him in trouble.


[[Characters/CobraKaiCobraKaiAndAssociates Cobra Kai and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnKreese John Kreese]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiEagleFangAndAssociates Eagle Fang and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnnyLawrence Johnny Lawrence]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiMiyagiDoAndAssociates Miyagi-Do and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiDanielLaRusso Daniel LaRusso]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiOtherCharacters Other Characters]]-]]]]]

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[[Characters/CobraKaiCobraKaiAndAssociates Cobra Kai and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnKreese John Kreese]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiEagleFangAndAssociates Eagle Fang and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnnyLawrence Johnny Lawrence]]) ('''Johnny Lawrence''') | [[Characters/CobraKaiMiyagiDoAndAssociates Miyagi-Do and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiDanielLaRusso Daniel LaRusso]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiOtherCharacters Other Characters]]-]]]]]


[[Characters/CobraKaiCobraKaiAndAssociates Cobra Kai and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnKreese John Kreese]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiEagleFangAndAssociates Eagle Fang and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnnyLawrence (''' Johnny Lawrence''') | [[Characters/CobraKaiMiyagiDoAndAssociates Miyagi-Do and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiDanielLaRusso Daniel LaRusso]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiOtherCharacters Other Characters]]-]]]]]

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[[Characters/CobraKaiCobraKaiAndAssociates Cobra Kai and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnKreese John Kreese]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiEagleFangAndAssociates Eagle Fang and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnnyLawrence (''' Johnny Lawrence''') Lawrence]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiMiyagiDoAndAssociates Miyagi-Do and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiDanielLaRusso Daniel LaRusso]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiOtherCharacters Other Characters]]-]]]]]


[[Characters/CobraKaiCobraKaiAndAssociates Cobra Kai and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnKreese John Kreese]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiEagleFangAndAssociates Eagle Fang and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnnyLawrence (''' Johnny [=Lawrence=]''') | [[Characters/CobraKaiMiyagiDoAndAssociates Miyagi-Do and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiDanielLaRusso Daniel LaRusso]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiOtherCharacters Other Characters]]-]]]]]

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[[Characters/CobraKaiCobraKaiAndAssociates Cobra Kai and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnKreese John Kreese]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiEagleFangAndAssociates Eagle Fang and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnnyLawrence (''' Johnny [=Lawrence=]''') Lawrence''') | [[Characters/CobraKaiMiyagiDoAndAssociates Miyagi-Do and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiDanielLaRusso Daniel LaRusso]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiOtherCharacters Other Characters]]-]]]]]


[[Characters/CobraKaiCobraKaiAndAssociates Cobra Kai and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnKreese John Kreese]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiEagleFangAndAssociates Eagle Fang and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnnyLawrence Johnny Lawrence]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiMiyagiDoAndAssociates Miyagi-Do and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiDanielLaRusso Daniel LaRusso]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiOtherCharacters Other Characters]]-]]]]]

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[[Characters/CobraKaiCobraKaiAndAssociates Cobra Kai and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnKreese John Kreese]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiEagleFangAndAssociates Eagle Fang and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnnyLawrence (''' Johnny Lawrence]]) [=Lawrence=]''') | [[Characters/CobraKaiMiyagiDoAndAssociates Miyagi-Do and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiDanielLaRusso Daniel LaRusso]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiOtherCharacters Other Characters]]-]]]]]


[[Characters/CobraKaiCobraKaiAndAssociates Cobra Kai and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnKreese John Kreese]]) | '''Eagle Fang and Associates''' ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnnyLawrence Johnny Lawrence]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiMiyagiDoAndAssociates Miyagi-Do and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiDanielLaRusso Daniel LaRusso]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiOtherCharacters Other Characters]]-]]]]]

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[[Characters/CobraKaiCobraKaiAndAssociates Cobra Kai and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnKreese John Kreese]]) | '''Eagle [[Characters/CobraKaiEagleFangAndAssociates Eagle Fang and Associates''' Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnnyLawrence Johnny Lawrence]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiMiyagiDoAndAssociates Miyagi-Do and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiDanielLaRusso Daniel LaRusso]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiOtherCharacters Other Characters]]-]]]]]


[[Characters/CobraKaiCobraKaiAndAssociates Cobra Kai and Associates]] ('''Johnny Lawrence''', [[Characters/CobraKaiJohnKreese John Kreese]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiMiyagiDoAndAssociates Miyagi-Do and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiDanielLaRusso Daniel LaRusso]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiOtherCharacters Other Characters]]-]]]]]

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[[Characters/CobraKaiCobraKaiAndAssociates Cobra Kai and Associates]] ('''Johnny Lawrence''', [[Characters/CobraKaiJohnKreese ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnKreese John Kreese]]) | '''Eagle Fang and Associates''' ([[Characters/CobraKaiJohnnyLawrence Johnny Lawrence]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiMiyagiDoAndAssociates Miyagi-Do and Associates]] ([[Characters/CobraKaiDanielLaRusso Daniel LaRusso]]) | [[Characters/CobraKaiOtherCharacters Other Characters]]-]]]]]

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* RebuiltPedestal: By the end of Season 3, [[spoiler:Hawk, Mitch, Bert, and a few others have returned to his tutelage after dealing with Kreese's mistreatment and realizing everything Johnny told them about the man is true.]]


* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Definitely. Politically incorrect? One of the first things he does is make judgmental remarks about Miguel based on his ethnicity. Hero? When Kyler and his goons attack Miguel, he steps in and delivers a righteous ass-kicking. That being said, CharacterDevelopment kicks in and he corrects Kreese about Miguel's ethnicity in season 2; he's also a lot more open about letting female fighters join his team than he was in season 1.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Definitely. Politically incorrect? One of the first things he does is make judgmental remarks about Miguel based on his ethnicity.ethnicity, and shamelessly uses {{Gendered Insult}}s against guys. Hero? When Kyler and his goons attack Miguel, he steps in and delivers a righteous ass-kicking. That being said, CharacterDevelopment kicks in and he corrects Kreese about Miguel's ethnicity in season 2; he's also a lot more open about letting female fighters join his team than he was in season 1.


* PingPongNaivete: Reaches this in Season 3; he is both fully aware of the MeToo movement and still thinks a hashtag is called a hash brown.

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* PingPongNaivete: Reaches this in Season 3; he is both fully aware of the MeToo #[=MeToo=] movement and still thinks a hashtag is called a hash brown.

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** Season 3 reveals that he thought his laptop was broken after its battery ran out, thinking that it being wireless meant he didn't have to plug it into a wall socket.


[[caption-width-right:300:''"You want something, you're going to have to crawl across the floor. Use your damned teeth if you have to."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:300:''"You want something, you're going to have to crawl across the floor. Use your damned damn teeth if you have to."'']]

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